This Year's Highlights

BERLIN 365/24 – Berlin is a happening place

In Berlin, there’s always so much to do, every day of the year, any time of the day – a sparkling array of events, highlights, entertainment and culture. Berlin is 365/24. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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Alltag – Mauer – Stasi : Im DDR Museum geht man auf eine spannende Zeitreise in die sozialistische Vergangenheit und erlebt Geschichte zum Anfassen!

DDR Museum
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

The multi media time travel through 300 years of world history shows the...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017

The new Sightseeing-Highlight in Berlin: WORLD OF CYBEROBICS® . Futuristic design. Virtual workouts. Healthy snacks and drinks. Admission free!

04/29/2016 - 12/31/2016

An OCEAN of Colours.

The countdown is running in Berlin: Up to 13th April 2017 the first International Garden Exhibition in the German capital...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 10/15/2017

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.

11/25/2015 - 12/31/2017

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, moved to Berlin in December 2015 when the...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

The exhibition in the European House Berlin

With the new exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE at the Brandenburg gate, the Information Office of the...

Europäisches Haus
05/14/2016 - 12/31/2020

An open-air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 will start in the courtyard of the Stasi Museum in Summer 2016.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße)(Außengelände/Courtyard)
06/15/2016 - 06/01/2019

Pina Bausch (1940–2009) is recognised as a pioneer of modern dance theatre and as one of the most influential choreographers of the twentieth century. The exhibition...

09/16/2016 - 01/09/2017
Festival & set of events

Every two years, the European Month of Photography takes place in different places across Europe. Past cities to host the festival have included Budapest, Bratislava...

Verschiedene Orte
10/01/2016 - 10/31/2016

Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures

Palazzo Italia (Römischer Hof) 10117 Berlin
10/07/2016 - 10/30/2016

Exhibition of the British Museum in the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. Curator: Barrie Cook, Historian of the British Museum . Initiated by Neil Mac Gregor,...

10/08/2016 - 01/09/2017
Festival & set of events

In autumn, Berlin transformed for the second time in a course of international photo exhibitions within the Month of Photography OFF.

Verschiedene Orte
10/20/2016 - 11/30/2016
Ball & gala

Am 31. Oktober 1517 veröffentlichte Martin Luther seine 95 Thesen wider den Missbrauch des Ablasshandels. Die ursprünglich für eine akademische Auseinandersetzung...

Konzerthaus Berlin
10/31/2016 - 17.00

Am 31. Oktober 1517 veröffentlichte Martin Luther seine 95 Thesen wider den Missbrauch des Ablasshandels. Die ursprünglich für eine akademische Auseinandersetzung...

Marienkirche (Alexanderplatz)
Festival & set of events

Once upon a time... wintertime is fairytale time! Once again, the Märchenland e.V. – the German Center for Fairytale Culture - presents story telling for children....

Verschiedene Orte
11/03/2016 - 11/20/2016
Festival & set of events

The International Short Film Festival Berlin was founded in 1982 and is today Berlin's second largest international film festival. It showcases numerous competitions...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
11/14/2016 - 11/20/2016

Exhibition closed on Mondays.

An exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in der Gemäldegalerie (Old Master...

Gemäldegalerie (Kulturforum am Potsdamer Platz)
12/04/2016 - 02/26/2017
Festival & set of events

The Lewandowski Festival is an international festival of synagogue music, due to take place in Berlin from 15 to 18 December 2016. The festival is dedicated to the...

Verschiedene Synagogen und Kirchen
12/15/2016 - 12/18/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin celebrates its most spectacular and legendary New Year's Eve party each year around the Brandenburg Gate, as some one million visitors gather to christen the...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
Trade fair & congress


The event’s mix of well-known national and...

Kaufhaus Jandorf
01/17/2017 - 01/20/2017
Festival & set of events

Fashion takes centre stage in Germany's capital for the Berlin Fashion Week. The latest trends can be seen at trade fairs and public shows, fashion shows and...

Verschiedene Orte
01/17/2017 - 01/20/2017

When it is cold in winter and people would prefer not to be outside, the Berlin Six-Day Race attracts fans to the indoor cycling track to watch exciting professional...

01/19/2017 - 01/24/2017
Trade fair & congress

The International Green Week has been a fixture on Berlin's exhibition calendar since 1926. The world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture is held in...

City Cube Berlin
01/20/2017 - 01/29/2017

Museum Barberini in Potsdam to open on 23rd January 2017

The scaffolding surrounding the newly reconstructed Barberini Palace at Alter Markt...

Museum Barberini
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans from around the world – and, above all, some great films. Around 400...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/09/2017 - 02/19/2017

World class athletes come to the big competition to Berlin in a covered hall. Overall, the athletes compete in nine running, throwing and jumping events.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
02/10/2017 - 17.00 Uhr
Classical concert

Opening concert

Barenboim-Said Akademie (Pierre Boulez Saal)
03/04/2017 - 7p.m.

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.